It’s always going to be huge for one of the non-elite clubs if they produce a player who could be a generational talent, but the reality of the modern game means they will lose them sooner rather than later.
Rennes find themselves in that situation just now with Eduardo Camavinga, and it may make sense if he feels he needs to move on this summer.
He’s already established himself as a regular starter in Ligue 1, he’s played Champions League football and he’s forced his way into the senior France squad, so perhaps he does need to take the next step in his career.
He has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, while it’s also thought that he could’ve been available for around €30m because his contract runs out in the summer of 2022.
If he lives up to his potential then that would be an absolute bargain, but the reports from France suggest the fee may need to be slightly higher:
??? "S'il y a une possibilité de récupérer 40 ou 50M d'euros, il partira cette saison"
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) July 7, 2021
Even if United do pay towards €50m it could still be a fair price to pay, and it now looks like the wonderkid will leave Rennes this summer if someone is willing to pay.